Nothing beats a good analogy

One of the characteristics of a great writer and thinker is the ability to bring a beautiful analogy to explain a complex idea. Here is Ludwig Wittgenstein on how language is an organic entity:

He talks about being in a city and starting in a square and moving into different districts and coming to know some of them and reencountering them from different directions. And realising that the city doesn’t have buildings of all the same period of time but that it’s been laid upon again and again with new architectural styles and finding one’s way into these different periods of time and space is one way which we see the organic growth and outgrowth of language.